Associate of Applied Science degree
See the program brochure, nursing program procedures and degree planning sheet for more information.
Available at KPC campuses through UAA
The School of Nursing at UAA provides an opportunity for qualified students to complete an Associates of Applied Science Degree ( AAS-RN ) Registered Nurse program based at KRC. The Kenai River Campus based program will start a new class of eight students each September. The complete application for admission to the Kenai River Campus AAS-RN program must be received by the School of Nursing in Anchorage by May 1.
The same program is offered at the Kachemak Bay Campus but starts a class every other year. Cohorts of eight students begin in January, every two years. Students interested in applying for the KBC program have to apply by July 1, the year prior to the January when the next program begins.
Being based at KRC or KBC means that the majority of the required clinical experiences are completed in Soldotna (KRC) or in Homer (KBC). Coursework is done online as well as some sessions via video conference with instructors in Anchorage or elsewhere. Students meet with their clinical supervisors frequently during the week. Some hospital clinical rotations will be held in Anchorage since there are limited local opportunities for certain experiences (such as Pediatrics or in-house Psychiatric rotations).
The competition for these limited seats is vigorous and there is a well-defined ranking system that the School of Nursing uses. Those students with the highest rank will be offered the available seats. It takes most students one or two full years to acquire the “credentials” for a complete application with a real chance of being accepted. For more information, see the nursing program information sheet, KPC catalog, or the program brochure.
UA degrees at KPC
KPC offers courses that lead to completion or near completion of several degrees offered by other campuses of the University of Alaska. As a community campus of UAA, KPC is able to support these program offerings based on student interest and adequate enrollment. It is very important to consult with an advisor to plan a program.
Bachelor programs and associate programs offered through other UA campuses require students to complete admission and graduation applications through the campus that offers the degree, and will be subject to the admission and graduation application deadlines of that campus.
Kenai River Campus
Kachemak Bay Campus